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Pinterest is just a good as calling your grandparents! — February 25, 2015

Pinterest is just a good as calling your grandparents!

Isn’t it funny that with all this technology we just hop online and find what we are looking for. Whether it be a new recipe, craft ideas for kids or yourself, or even a new book to read. Everything is at the tip of our fingers. Sometimes though I need to make a phone call and ask.  What we sometimes forget is that our grandparents are full of knowledge! My Pepe is a recipe book just waiting to be opened, and if you have ever eaten anything that he has made you will agree that going to Pinterest just isn’t the same when you have a Class A chef to ask. Another example is my Meme, she is a creative crafty person. If I need something for the kids to do or a project to crochet I could just call her to ask if she has any ideas for me. Then there is my little Italian grandmother who makes the best tomato sauce (gravy) I have ever had. Nothing beats it, or the stories she tells of my dad when he was a kid.

Our generation forgets to take the time to ask the people before us what they have. Take the time and sit with your grandparents if they are still alive and listen to them. They help mold this country! They are wise beyond their years, and you might learn a thing or two. I’m sure a lot of people still have grandparents that are first generation immigrants. The stories they can tell you about “the old country” and the times they used to have. It give you a great appreciation for what you have today.  I have definitely heard my fair share of “I had walk 5 miles up hill to get to school” stories, but that’s what makes them great. A lot of our grandparents had the same experiences.

So take the time and pick up the phone, call you grandparents tell hem about your lives listen to the stories they have to tell you. Fill your brains with the knowledge they give you so that you can pass it to your kids, nieces and nephews.   OR if you can go visit them! Nothing makes their heart melt more then a visit from the grandkids.